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Offline R4002

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Here is a list of active paging and telemetry frequencies - all European in origin.  All frequencies are confirmed as active as of October 2021.  Many of these systems transmit an "idle" signal every 2-10 seconds, even if no data is being sent.  Others only transmit when needed. On the more active 26 MHz frequencies, several different signals may be noted on the same frequency.



Based on listening on several European SDRs:


26150 kHz 26.150 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26200 kHz 26.200 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26250 kHz 26.250 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26300 kHz 26.300 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26350 kHz 26.350 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26400 kHz 26.400 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26435 kHz 26.435 MHz - POCSAG hospital paging/other modes - noted use in UK
26450 kHz 26.450 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26550 kHz 26.550 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26555 kHz 26.555 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26600 kHz 26.600 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26610 kHz 26.610 MHz - POCSAG and FSK data, includes offset frequencies 26.608 MHz, 26.607 MHz
26645 kHz 26.645 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26650 kHz 26.650 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26655 kHz 26.655 MHz - POCSAG - narrow - noted in mainland Europe
26670 kHz 26.670 MHz - POCSAG - wide and narrow
26695 kHz 26.695 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26700 kHz 26.700 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26705 kHz 26.705 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26745 kHz 26.745 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26750 kHz 26.750 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26755 kHz 26.755 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26845 kHz 26.845 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26850 kHz 26.850 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26855 kHz 26.855 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26900 kHz 26.900 MHz - Telemetry FSK signals - noted in use mainland Europe
26945 kHz 26.945 MHz - Telemetry, paging and 2-watt data link systems
26950 kHz 26.950 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26955 kHz 26.955 MHz - European paging, hospital pager data telemetry - POCSAG and other modes
26960 kHz 26.960 MHz - Telemetry, paging and 2-watt data link systems
26995 kHz 26.995 MHz - R/C Channel worldwide data link and telemetry
27002 kHz 27.002 MHz - POCSAG narrow POCSAG wide (offset frequency)
27007 kHz 27.007 MHz - POCSAG narrow and FSK telemetry (offset frequency)
27045 kHz 27.045 MHz - R/C Channel worldwide data link and telemetry
27095 kHz 27.095 MHz - R/C Channel worldwide data link and telemetry, Eurobalise downlink (train data radio system)
27120 kHz 27.120 MHz - FSK data link signals noted here on German and Swiss SDRs
27145 kHz 27.145 MHz - R/C Channel worldwide data link and telemetry
27190 kHz 27.190 MHz - Paging - data links and telemetry center frequency (confirmed active late October 2021)
27195 kHz 27.195 MHz - R/C Channel worldwide data link and telemetry
27200 kHz 27.200 MHz - Paging - data links and telemetry center frequency (confirmed active late October 2021)
27250 kHz 27.250 MHz - POCSAG and other data modes
27255 kHz 27.255 MHz - R/C Channel worldwide data link and telemetry
27300 kHz 27.300 MHz - POCSAG and other data modes
27350 kHz 27.350 MHz - POCSAG and other data modes
27400 kHz 27.400 MHz - POCSAG and other data modes
27450 kHz 27.450 MHz - POCSAG and other data modes


The European standardized or harmonized 26 MHz paging band extends from 26.200 MHz to 26.935 MHz or 26200 kHz to 26935 kHz (according to several sources). 

Others indicate that the band extends from 26.175 MHz to 26.950 MHz or 26175 kHz to 26950 kHz.  The 26.995, 27.045, 27.095, 27.145 and 27.195 frequencies are standardized throughout Europe for model control telecommand radio control RC use.  The standardized 27 MHz ISM band (center frequency 27.120 MHz 27120 kHz +/- 163 kHz for a frequency range of 26.957 MHz to 27.283 MHz / 26957 kHz to 27283 kHz) also applies and the same range is permitted for very low power short range devices - nonspecific SRDs.

The table of frequency allocations breaks the bands down as follows:

26100 kHz - 26175 kHz 26.100 MHz - 26.175 MHz - Maritime Mobile - DSC, marine HF radio, military communications

26175 kHz - 26200 kHz 26.175 MHz - 26.200 MHz - Fixed and Mobile - Fixed service, military mobile

26200 kHz - 26350 kHz 26.200 MHz - 26.350 MHz - Fixed and Mobile - Fixed service, military mobile

26350 kHz - 27500 kHz 26.350 MHz - 27.500 MHz - Fixed and Mobile - CB radio (EN 300 433 band 26.96-27.41 MHz)

27500 kHz - 28000 kHz 27.500 MHz - 28.000 MHz - Fixed, Mobile, Meteorological Aids - Military mobile communications systems, including aeronautical military systems, land mobile military systems
« Last Edit: October 28, 2021, 1126 UTC by R4002 »
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